He won the Palme d’Or in 1984 for penning Paris, Texas

He co-wrote Brownsville Girl in 1986 with Bob Dylan

The song Coyote was written about him by Joni Mitchel 1976

He wrote the Pulitzer winning play Buried Child in 1979


He wrote the play Cowboy Mouth with Patti Smith in 1971


He was Oscar nominated for The Right Stuff in 1983

In a 2014 Q&A with The Guardian he answered:

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Kate Moss.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Maybe Kate Moss.


Good man Sam.